Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Framing the extra videos, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
During the break between movies, we spent a little bit of time refining our…beveled frame and dragged the gradient in to come out a little bit further.…I darkened up the blue to give us more contrast to the brighter than expected…background layer, and I've also tweaked the Bevel & Emboss settings a little bit down here.…And I'm using the soften parameter rather than the depth parameter to add a…little bit of softness to my rounding.…So now I have a Hero frame that I'm happy with.…If you want to catch up with me, you can go into Intermediate Comps and use 09_Hero Frame.…
But I'm going to continue on to the one I've created here.…Next we need to make frames for all this little extra videos.…You may remember that we created those placeholder solids at a size of 380x300 pixels.…So let's go ahead and select our comps folder, make a New Composition, enter those dimensions, …380 Wide, 300 Tall, name this Extra Video 1, make sure my Frame Rate is correct, …23.976, 25 Duration and click OK.…
I don't really need my Action and Title Safe Grids for these extra videos, …
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Animating to music
- Arranging layers in 3D space
- Performing time stretches
- Working with 3D camera tracking
- Typesetting and animating text
- Adding effects like drop shadows and motion blur
- Creating and animating shape layers
- Building and delivering a broadcast package
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layerswith Chris Meyer2h 20m Intermediate
The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Intermediate
1. Roughing Out the Spot
2. Building the Hero Shot and Title
3. Creating Video Frames Using Shape Layers
4. Dressing Up the Background
5. Finalizing the Proof
6. Delivering the Results
7. Idea Corners
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